On 22nd July, 1942, the Germans began the liquidation action of the Warsaw Ghetto. As a result, 300 thousand of Jewish residents of Warsaw were murdered in the extermination camp in Treblinka.
On the eve of this anniversary, on 21st July, 2013 through the March of Remembrance we would like to pay tribute to all of the Victims of the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto. Their tragic fate during the Holocaust will be symbolized by 10 selected stories that will be distributed to participants at the end of the March.
The heroes of these stories are very different: their age, education, social and family status. One thing they have in common: the death sentence imposed on their loved ones and on them, the necessity to cope with extreme situation. During the Holocaust individual tragedies constituted community suffering. In order to symbolically show the unity of fate, let’s join selected stories of individual heroes with the ribbon that will be carried during the March.
The ribbon, which will be given to each participant of the March, will bear the name of one of the victims of the Holocaust in order to restore the human aspect of 300 thousand people, who were perished as a result of the liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto: the individual tragedies of people sentenced to death for being a Jew.
The Jewish graves often bear the phrase, „May their souls be bound up in the bond of life”, we can only tie their fates written down on the cards with a knot of remembrance.
Preparing the Ribbons of Remembrance